ASHBURN — Redskins center Bryan Stork failed a physical on Monday morning and last week’s trade with the New England Patriots has been rescinded, according to an NFL source.
Stork, acquired for a conditional seventh-round pick, wavered on whether to report to Washington in the first place, contemplating retirement before deciding to show for his physical exam. He has four documented concussions dating to his college career at Florida State, including one this summer with the Patriots. The club intended to release Stork last Wednesday before finding a trade partner in the Redskins. The failed physical was first reported by a local ESPN affiliate Monday morning.
Stork, 25, had tweeted on Saturday night that he was looking forward to joining the Redskins and thanked New England for his time there. That tweet has since been deleted.
Washington’s roster now drops to 78 after 10 cuts over the weekend and Stork’s failed physical. There are 13 offensive linemen still in camp competing for eight or nine spots. Three more players will be cut by Tuesday’s deadline to reach 75. The Redskins conclude the preseason with a game Thursday at Tampa Bay and then make final cuts to the 53-man roster on Saturday.
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